Artist Corner with NYGMA:
Summoning the spirit of the early 2000's hardcore, Dallas, Texas band Nygma have established a reputation of surrealistic lyrics, unorthodox guitar melodies and unpredictable shifts in tempo and rhythm.
Burnie, Colten, & Caleb have been playing music together for close to 16 years, they've been in other bands together as well as touring the US multiple times. The 3 of them met through local church functions in Mansfield, OH.
Burnie met Chris through the Local scene in Denton, TX. The 4 have been playing together for close to 4 years now. NYGMA started as an outlet that is not faith based even though you hear them touch on their faith, backgrounds, and beliefs in lyrics.
They grew up in Church, parents are pastors, Etc.
With NYGMA, we wanted to explore other avenues and that's where we are now.
Give us the set up of how your latest music came to be?
The music either comes to us organically and easily, or they are something we grind out over months. We love the process either way.
What is setting your music apart from what is being heard in the music industry today?
Good questions that's hard to answer. It's hard to say. We just write in our own special way. Maybe it's our devotion to being different without being completely alien to the listener. We avoid generic sounds, and tropes.
How are you multiplying the ways your music is being heard?
We are just putting our music out everywhere on every platform available. We love making music videos as well, which helps draw more people into our world.
Why is it so important for you to continue to make new music that matters?
Our music was honestly just a hobby for years, it's only now that we realize it matters to people. So I guess it's important to continue this journey of making music people love and connect to.
What does your latest music say about you?
It says we are a force to be reckoned with.
What is the message you are trying to convey for your fans?
Just a message of love and acceptance. We don't care where you come from or what you believe, We accept you.
Keeping up with you is always fun, where can our audience listen to you NEXT?
You can listen to us on spotify, apple music, or youtube. We are essentially everywhere.
Leave us with a meaningful story that connects to your latest music that is the ultimate takeaway for your fans?
Our latest song “Fake Everything But My Death” is about feeling overwhelmed with life, and things in life. But there is always hope.
We wrote it when we were all feeling a bit run down and disheveled. The road has a way of beating you down. But playing in front of fans makes it all worth it.
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